The Tampa Bay Rays won a baseball game at last Sunday afternoon, finally getting enough hitting, enough scoring and enough pitching to return to the win column after losing seven straight ballgames. They beat the New York Yankees, 8-1, scoring the game’s first four and its last four.
The Rays had been fairly creative in all their losing, dropping games on three-run homers and on botched bunt plays. They had won only one of their previous 10 games.
James Loney, Curt Casali and Logan Forsythe had two RBI each in the victory. Erasmo Ramirez pitched six innings of three-hit baseball for his seventh win of the year. The Yankees committed three errors in the game.
Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. was hit on the hand late in the contest but stayed in the game. X-rays were negative. Souza is day to day.
The Rays now to travel to Kansas City.